Google now pitching Chromebook laptops to consumers. Will they want them?

Along with a new version of the Chromebook, manufactured and sold by Samsung for just $249 (and reviewed here by our own Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols), a new approach to marketing the laptop is underway. According to the New York Times, Google is now attempting to sell the notebook to consumers, after emphasizing enterprise use in its earlier incarnation. To many… Read more →

AMD unveils plans for 64-bit ARM processors for servers

SAN FRANCISCO – AMD has announced that it is teaming up with ARM to develop 64-bit ARM processors for servers to meet growing challenges for data centers. “AMD will transform the computing data center environment today,” said AMD CEO and president Rory Read during a press conference on Monday afternoon, asserting that AMD will be the first company to offer… Read more →

In spite of all the hate, I like Windows 8

The Tulsa Surface Store For all the Microsoft and Windows 8 hating going on, I like Windows 8. I think it’s innovative and very cool–to use the vernacular. Windows 8 is what we’ve really been waiting for on mobile devices. And, it’s what we’ve waited for on business desktops as well. It has features of Mac OS X, Linux and… Read more →

Clearwire to use Huawei tech in upgrade, despite U.S. warning

Clearwire has said it will integrate Huawei technology as part of its high-speed wireless network upgrade, due to begin construction in 2013.  According to Reuters, the upgrade has the U.S government’s “blessing”, in spite of a recent U.S. House Intelligence Committee report warning U.S. companies to steer clear of Chinese telecoms equipment makers, notably Huawei and ZTE. Read more Great… Read more →

In Shake-Up, Apple’s Mobile Software and Retail Chiefs to Depart

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press Scott Forstall at an Apple event in September. 8:24 p.m. | Updated Apple fired the executives in charge of the company’s mobile software efforts and retail stores, in a management shake-up aimed at making the company’s divisions work more harmoniously together. The biggest of the changes involved the departure of Scott Forstall, an Apple veteran who for… Read more →

In Shake-Up, Apple’s Mobile Software and Retail Chiefs to Depart

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press Scott Forstall at an Apple event in September. 8:24 p.m. | Updated Apple fired the executives in charge of the company’s mobile software efforts and retail stores, in a management shake-up aimed at making the company’s divisions work more harmoniously together. The biggest of the changes involved the departure of Scott Forstall, an Apple veteran who for… Read more →

In Shake-Up, Apple’s Mobile Software and Retail Chiefs to Depart

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press Scott Forstall at an Apple event in September. 8:24 p.m. | Updated Apple fired the executives in charge of the company’s mobile software efforts and retail stores, in a management shake-up aimed at making the company’s divisions work more harmoniously together. The biggest of the changes involved the departure of Scott Forstall, an Apple veteran who for… Read more →

In Shake-Up, Apple’s Mobile Software and Retail Chiefs to Depart

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press Scott Forstall at an Apple event in September. Scott Forstall, who has run software development for Apple’s iPad and iPhone products, and John Browett, the head of the company’s retail operations, are leaving Apple, in a rare management shake-up at the company. The departure of Mr. Forstall, an Apple veteran, will shift his responsibilities to several other… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Wireless Light Bulbs and Windows 8 Hardware

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Apple Will Sell App-Enabled, Color-Changing Light BulbsMashable |  “Personal wireless lighting.” Because regular light bulbs are so impersonal, and you can get tangled up in the wires. – David Gallagher Windows 8 Success Hinges on $10 ComponentWSJ.com |  Laptop designers… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Wireless Light Bulbs and Windows 8 Hardware

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Apple Will Sell App-Enabled, Color-Changing Light BulbsMashable |  “Personal wireless lighting.” Because regular light bulbs are so impersonal, and you can get tangled up in the wires. – David Gallagher Windows 8 Success Hinges on $10 ComponentWSJ.com |  Laptop designers… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Wireless Light Bulbs and Windows 8 Hardware

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Apple Will Sell App-Enabled, Color-Changing Light BulbsMashable |  “Personal wireless lighting.” Because regular light bulbs are so impersonal, and you can get tangled up in the wires. – David Gallagher Windows 8 Success Hinges on $10 ComponentWSJ.com |  Laptop designers… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Wireless Light Bulbs and Windows 8 Hardware

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Apple Will Sell App-Enabled, Color-Changing Light BulbsMashable |  “Personal wireless lighting.” Because regular light bulbs are so impersonal, and you can get tangled up in the wires. – David Gallagher Windows 8 Success Hinges on $10 ComponentWSJ.com |  Laptop designers… Read more →